Lets See Your Schlieper Knives

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Re: Lets See Your Schlieper Knives

Post by kootenay joe » Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:19 pm

My 2 blade large '3 eye' sod buster had the yellow plastic handles. I had one Eye Brand Stockman with the yellow handles that off gassed which surprised me because i had assumed these handles to be Delrin which is perfectly stable. I do not know if all Eye Brand yellow handles are celluloid (does anyone know ?) so rather than taking the chance of off gassing i sent this knife to Kaleb Reynolds, aka "Muskrat Man" for re-hafting.
The Stag he used is some of the finest i have seen on a modern knife. It is a barehead now, no bolsters and i think it suits this knife even better than the factory bolstered version.
Here it is along with my old standby EDC, the regular 2 blade sod buster which is my favorite outdoor work knife.
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Re: Lets See Your Schlieper Knives

Post by kootenay joe » Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:24 pm

Posted previously is a request to see BIG Schlieper knives. Here is the largest one i know of, 8 1/4". This is not a display knife. It is a properly tempered work knife along with a pick & tweezers. For comparison is the Schlieper large sod buster, 4 3/4" (or 4 5/8" depending on how you measure it).
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Re: Lets See Your Schlieper Knives

Post by Paladin » Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:46 pm

Who is it that used to say WOOT! Or was it HET! ::woot::
Those are some great knives. Exceptional stag and workmanship from Kaleb!

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Re: Lets See Your Schlieper Knives

Post by kootenay joe » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:14 pm

Thanks Ray. Yes, Kaleb does very fine work. I think this Stag 'Buster looks Great !
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Re: Lets See Your Schlieper Knives

Post by luckydog64 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:32 am

That is some beautiful stag Roland. Never seen a sodbuster that large either. If you pulled that out in a store they would call the swat team. lol Thanks for showing.

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Re: Lets See Your Schlieper Knives

Post by onehikes » Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:20 am

I love the Ice Tempered Survival knife, beautiful lines.
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Re: Lets See Your Schlieper Knives

Post by Paladin » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:42 am

onehikes wrote:I love the Ice Tempered Survival knife, beautiful lines.
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I agree. I always found that to be an attractive knife. ::tu::

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Re: Lets See Your Schlieper Knives

Post by kootenay joe » Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:02 pm

Was the Survival Knife made in Japan for Schlieper ?
I know there were a few knives (fixed blades ?) that although marked "Schlieper" were made in Japan.
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Re: Lets See Your Schlieper Knives

Post by EyeBJoe » Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:21 pm

IMHO that knife is a Solingen Schlieper knife from tip to tip. When it came into the line of knives in the 1980's, Hanspeter Schlieper was still the owner of Carl Schlieper. I do not believe he would have contracted such a well built, well finished and hefty knife to any of the makers in Japan. Mr. Schlieper carried the pride of the quality in production of many of the old Solingen makers.


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Re: Lets See Your Schlieper Knives

Post by luckydog64 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:48 pm

That's a pretty knife Onehikes does it come with a Bianchi sheath?

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Re: Lets See Your Schlieper Knives

Post by kootenay joe » Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:44 am

EyeBJoe, thanks giving the definitive origen of the Schlieper Survival knife.
Do you know which are the knives that Schlieper had made in Japan ? I think it was in 1990's but could have been early 2000's. I have seen only 2, both on ebay, both new high quality knives, and both marked "Schlieper" in big font, easy to see, and "Japan" much smaller not as easily seen.
It would be helpful to have a list of what knife patterns were made this way.
It should be noted that made in Japan does not at all mean lesser quality. Fallkniven, a high end knife company in Sweden has their top line knives (up to $500) made in Japan. Numerous other knife companies and merchant brands do the same for their best knives.
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Re: Lets See Your Schlieper Knives

Post by Paladin » Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:39 am

KJ,
Here are some photos of the Japan tang stamp which is a triangle with the Eye Logo (over) XL. The JAPAN stamp is easily seen on a different tang.
I believe these date back to at least the 1970s but I will check my catalogs to see if I can substantiate that.

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PS: I have added photos of pages from a 1963 Forest Cruse publication and it has numerous examples of the Eye XL cutlery.
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Re: Lets See Your Schlieper Knives

Post by Paladin » Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:41 am

kootenay joe wrote:Interesting Ray. I thought "El Gallo" was much older than 1950's but i just looked in Anthony Carter's book on German Knifemakers and he says: "Brand names used on post 1945 exports to USA: El Gallo, Fan, Jim Bowie".
So my idea that El Gallo was for export to South America could be wrong.
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Per the Joe Dobbs article in Knife World, Forest Cruse registered the El Gallo trade mark in August of 1954. Cruse had taken sole distributorship of the Schlieper knives in 1950 and I am assuming that the El Gallo line 1st appeared on or about 1954. El Gallo disappeared from the Schlieper line in 1970, again per the Joe Dobbs article in KW, 1983.

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Re: Lets See Your Schlieper Knives

Post by kootenay joe » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:13 am

Ray, the knives i am referring to are not the odd EYE-X-L knives .The fixed blades i speak of were clearly marked "Schlieper", but no logo and then much smaller "Japan". They are good looking knives, not cheap in any way.
Was Forest Cruse the owner of the "EYE-X-L" Japan brand ?
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Re: Lets See Your Schlieper Knives

Post by joefm » Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:06 am

i love that eye brand moose a moose is one of my all time fav knives and i have never saw an eye brand one before that tells u how new i am but im learning alot on here
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